Advisory Council Charter Renewel (Possible Action Item)
Review Work Plan & Upcoming Agenda Items
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From the north:Take Highway 1 north, exiting at CA-152/Main Street, towards Watsonville. Continue on Main Street to the Civic Plaza, which will be on your right.
From the south: Take Highway 1 north, exiting at CA-129/Riverside Drive, towards Watsonville. Turn left at Main Street. The Civic Plaza will be on your left.
*PARKING* A parking structure is attached to the Civic Plaza. North: turn right off of Main onto 2nd, and it will be on the left, behind the Civic Plaza. South: take CA-129/Riverside Drive and turn left on Rodriguez Street (block before Main Street), it will be on your right.
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The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was established by Federal law to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Since its establishment in March 1994, the Council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The Council's nineteen voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public, plus seven local, state and federal governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the respective managers for the four California National Marine Sanctuaries (Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve sit as non-voting members. Members are appointed competitively by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and serve three-year terms. The Council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.
The Council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The Council appreciates the efforts of volunteers, non-profit organizations, businesses, and citizens, without whose support the mission of the Sanctuary would be difficult to realize.